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From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2005 11:26:08 +0100
Message-ID: <420F2B40.9030406@annevankesteren.nl>
Henri Sivonen wrote:
> On Feb 13, 2005, at 02:37, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> 
>> Furthermore, URL does not really mean anything anymore on todays web
>
> IMO, that stance is both impractical and revisionist.
> 
> Quoting RFC 3986, section 1.1.3.:
> "A URI can be further classified as a locator, a name, or both.  The 
> term 'Uniform Resource Locator' (URL) refers to the subset of URIs that, 
> in addition to identifying a resource, provide a means of locating the 
> resource by describing its primary access mechanism (e.g., its network 
> 'location')."
> 
> The practical matter is that the URL subset of URIs is the subset that 
> actually works. I think it is rather silly to talk about URIs in 
> contexts where everyone knows that the URI needs to be dereferencable 
> and only URLs (or only HTTP URLs) actually work.

IIRC URLs do not include #foo, which is quite a practical thing and 
heavily used on todays web.

Agreed that I should have dropped that last sentence.


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  Anne van Kesteren
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